Hi new to this forum and new to the thyroid thing.
I have felt crappy for around 7-9 years after haivng my child, swelling of feet and low energy and finally a doctor found nodules. The have been monitering for 7 years and nodules grew so they decided to do surgery. I am glad becasue i have felt so bad. All my darn blood work would always come back "within normal ranges". Yeah right then why am i feeling like death eating a cracker?
the questions have are:
Post operative, i cannot sleep incision is bothering me and i am so tired but cannot get rested because of the tightness and muscle spasms.
Also: how many of you had the surgery and started losing weight , swelling and starting to feel like a real person insead of a invalid costantly? the swelling and tireness made me feel 2x's my age.
thanks for any help.
I had surgery for thyroid nodules/cancer---not for hashis---so I can't give you any comparisons since I felt fine before surgery. Did your doctor give you percocet or any pain killers? That might help you sleep. I didn't really have much pain, but the first two nights I took tylenol pm to help me sleep.
I had a total thyroidectomy for a very large substernal goiter, so my progress may be a little different. I am still having tightness in my throat and neck area and the incision is still painful and lumpty (bad scar) since my surgery Dec 2005. I tried sleeping on 3 pillows and still do to keep my neck raised. I was allergic to all the major pain medicines and antibiotics, so I ended up just using over the counter tylenol and currently use motrin. Pray things work out for you.
I had my surgery 2 1/2 weeks ago and had major insomnia following the surgery..... I still have some problems sleeping but it's gotten much better. I tried the pain pills, hoping they would also zonk me out and it didn't work - so I asked the dr. for a sleeping pill.....something I've never taken before - but boy I needed it. The sleeping seems to be getting a bit better each day for me. Good luck and hope you can get some rest.